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Behind the Curtain at Fruit Logistica

FL tafel 2012

The Berliner Tafel’s operations at the fair must be well organized in order to ensure that the highly perishable goods reach the needy as quickly as possible.

The world’s largest such fair, Fruit Logistica is the premiere meeting place of the international produce trade. Around 2,400 companies present every imaginable sort of fruit and vegetables. The starting gun for the workers of the Berliner Tafel is fired on the last evening, after all the visitors have left the halls: over 350 volunteers gather together all of the produce displayed at the vast fair. Some 3,000 green reusable crates provided by IFCO stand ready to be filled with goods. The ecological aspects of the operation play a major role, as the Berliner Tafel fully subscribes to the principles of IFCO’s WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative: the operation exclusively employs environmentally friendly reusable containers.

On the same evening, more than 30 trucks bring the goods to a central collection point at the fairgrounds where the sorting work begins: the most fragile produce must be delivered first. The entire operation requires a detailed timing plan and depends on helpers who are trained to know their sorting priorities and those goods which have a short shelf life must be delivered to the needy immediately.

The balance of the sorting process takes two days, always assuring that the most fragile produce gets the highest priority. All in all, more than 150 tonnes of fruit and vegetables, an impressive amount which would normally end up in the refuse heap, is rescued, sorted and packed for delivery to Berlin’s needy.

 

 
IFCO supports Food Bank Kappeln with Vehicle Sponsoring

IFCO supports Food Bank Kappeln with Vehicle Sponsoring

Lottery at Fruit Logistica 2015

Lottery at Fruit Logistica 2015

IFCO donates 30,000€ to support food banks during Fruit Logistica 2015

IFCO donates 30,000€ to support food banks during Fruit Logistica 2015

IFCO’s combines its annual presence at Fruit Logistica with social engagement as part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, and once again supports the Berliner Tafel in their ‘clean up’ action.

IFCO’s combines its annual presence at Fruit Logistica with social engagement as part of their WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY initiative, and once again supports the Berliner Tafel in their ‘clean up’ action.

WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY supports food banks by co-sponsoring a refrigerated van and the donation of RPCs at the Tafel Federal Congress

WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY supports food banks by co-sponsoring a refrigerated van and the donation of RPCs at the Tafel Federal Congress

IFCO supports Food Bank in Lauterbach with vehicle sponsoring

IFCO supports Food Bank in Lauterbach with vehicle sponsoring

IFCO supports Fundación Banco de Alimentos

IFCO supports Fundación Banco de Alimentos

Nürnberger Land Tafel and IFCO: long-term partnership under the banner of WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY

Nürnberger Land Tafel and IFCO: long-term partnership under the banner of WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY

IFCO SYSTEMS ESPAÑA supports Food Bank in Asturia

IFCO SYSTEMS ESPAÑA supports Food Bank in Asturia

IFCO supports the Munich Food Bank

IFCO supports the Munich Food Bank

IFCO Backs Feeding America San Diego Hunger Relief Initiatives with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO Backs Feeding America San Diego Hunger Relief Initiatives with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO supports the Banco Alimentare

IFCO supports the Banco Alimentare

IFCO’s Andy Beeching runs the Cambridge half marathon for the benefit of the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

IFCO’s Andy Beeching runs the Cambridge half marathon for the benefit of the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

€ 20,000 in donations for the Food Bank Berlin

€ 20,000 in donations for the Food Bank Berlin

IFCO supports the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

IFCO supports the Tower Hamlets Foodbank

IFCO sponsors the first cooling van for Spanish food bank Banco de Alimentos in Madrid

IFCO sponsors the first cooling van for Spanish food bank Banco de Alimentos in Madrid

IFCO Supports Foodshare with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO Supports Foodshare with Reusable Plastic Containers

IFCO enables the Wiener Tafel’s environmentally friendly transport of frozen food

IFCO enables the Wiener Tafel’s environmentally friendly transport of frozen food

Second Annual IFCO Charity Golf Invitational Supports National  and Local Charities

Second Annual IFCO Charity Golf Invitational Supports National and Local Charities

IFCO Supports North Texas Food Bank at United Fresh 2012

IFCO Supports North Texas Food Bank at United Fresh 2012

Behind the Curtain at Fruit Logistica

Behind the Curtain at Fruit Logistica

In the Shadows of Wealth

In the Shadows of Wealth

The Collaboration of IFCO Systems Spain and the Food Bank of Madrid

The Collaboration of IFCO Systems Spain and the Food Bank of Madrid

The "Green" Food Collection of the French Food Bank

The "Green" Food Collection of the French Food Bank

Berliner Morgenpost

Berliner Morgenpost

IFCO Partners with Forgotten Harvest in Fight Against Hunger

IFCO Partners with Forgotten Harvest in Fight Against Hunger

IFCO supports Ryan Palmer Foundation

IFCO supports Ryan Palmer Foundation

IFCO expands its Food Bank support

IFCO expands its Food Bank support

IFCO sponsoring delights at the 2011 Tafel Federal Congress in Kassel

IFCO sponsoring delights at the 2011 Tafel Federal Congress in Kassel

2011 IFCO Charity Golf Invitational

2011 IFCO Charity Golf Invitational